Get to Know Your Community
Temple Emanuel’s havurah program is an incredible opportunity to connect with other congregants with similar interests to form an extended Temple Emanuel family. Through the havurah, members get to know each other outside of the synagogue while building lasting relationships within the synagogue.
What is a chavurah?
The word chavurah is the Hebrew word for fellowship or friendship. A chavurah is a small group of temple members—singles, couples, and families—who gather to learn, socialize, and enjoy Jewish life together. We help you launch the chavurah and then it is self-directed.
What does a chavurah do?
Each chavurah decides as a group together on its goals for Jewish learning through programs of study, observance, socializing, and sharing of simchas. Members of the chavurah personalize and vitalize their Jewish experience and participate together in temple life and community concerns.
Why should I belong to a chavurah?
The chavurah program is designed to bring together groups of congregants with similar interests who might otherwise not have an opportunity to meet. It is a chance for members to get to know each other outside the synagogue, while building lasting relationships within the synagogue. It is a way to make our large congregation feel smaller.
Upcoming Chavurot Events
Join a Chavurah
Complete the contact form below to get started. New chavurot are formed on the basis of age, children, areas of interest, and other meaningful factors. You will be placed in a chavurah as soon as there is an opening in one that matches your needs or there are enough similarly-minded members interested in creating a new one.